Oops! Wrong shot of hotel

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Latest design for proposed Procaccianti Group hotel. (TPG)

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The Fogarty Building. (Journal)

Thursday’s Providence Journal story, “Icon? Eyesore? Demolition to begin of Fogar- ty Building in downtown,” about the demise of the Fogarty Building and its replacement by a new hotel had the wrong picture of the hotel design. It shows the original design, not the latest design – which is to begin construction soon. As a public service, Architecture Here and There offers the correct photo atop this post. The rendering shows the hotel’s Sabin Street façade. The original design, below, from 2014, printed accidentally, shows the hotel’s Fountain Street façade. Notice the total (and admirable) flip-flop from a building that belongs on Jefferson Boulevard to one that at least strives to fit into its downtown setting.

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Initial design for Procaccianti Group hotel. (TPG)

About David Brussat

This blog was begun in 2009 as a feature of the Providence Journal, where I was on the editorial board and wrote a weekly column of architecture criticism for three decades. Architecture Here and There fights the style wars for classical architecture and against modern architecture, no holds barred. History Press asked me to write and in August 2017 published my first book, "Lost Providence." I am now writing my second book. My freelance writing on architecture and other topics addresses issues of design and culture locally and globally. I am a member of the board of the New England chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, which bestowed an Arthur Ross Award on me in 2002. I work from Providence, R.I., where I live with my wife Victoria, my son Billy and our cat Gato. If you would like to employ my writing and editing to improve your work, please email me at my consultancy, dbrussat@gmail.com, or call 401.351.0457. Testimonial: "Your work is so wonderful - you now enter my mind and write what I would have written." - Nikos Salingaros, mathematician at the University of Texas, architectural theorist and author of many books.
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